Many of your favorite Hollywood celebrities hail from outside of the United States and immigrated to our country for the same reasons that many immigrants make the move: opportunity, appreciation of the culture, and the chance to live out the American dream. You might be surprised about who makes the list.
The continued economic growth and technological edge that we enjoy in America hinges on our willingness to accept talented, legal immigrants into our industries. Looming threats of immigration reform that raise the difficulty of working in the United States are decreasing our ability to stay ahead of the rest of the world in scientific, engineering, medical, and academic innovation.
Lack of access to healthcare, formal schooling, and basic necessities. Absence of voice in decision-making. Global poverty is about so much more than going to bed with an empty stomach. It affects every facet of the lives of people below the poverty line, from their ability to sustain their health to their access to basic resources.
The United States is in a social security crisis. As our working population ages and birth rates drop, we are soon going to contend with a boom of retirees and less social security money to aid them in their twilight years. Immigration reform is our best chance to change that.